Office of Community Engagement

Previous Workshops & Events

Looking In, Zooming Out: Community-Engaged Learning in the Big Picture

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

2:30 - 4:00p, virtual event via Zoom

In partnership with Iowa Campus Compact

Join us for an interactive workshop for anyone teaching a community-engaged course who is curious about how to introduce interdisciplinary, systems-level thinking, and/or local-global connections into their course design, assignments, and activities.  Participants will try on and explore a range of ideas and strategies, including:

  • How thinking about how toast is made can be a useful introduction to design-thinking practices and social innovation.

  • How to strategically use the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals to scaffold and contextualize conversations about local community partnerships and the purpose community-engaged learning more broadly.

  • How their own disciplinary orientation and approach might inform their understanding of local and global "wicked problems".

See recording of event here.

 


Making an Impact: A Student's Perspective on Community Engagement.
Thursday, March 18th, 2021
3:00-4:00PM  - Virtual event Via Zoom
Live Student Panel

 

Are you a student enrolled in a community engaged course or interested in starting a project with a community partner? Are you interested in learning what you can expect, from students who have already successfully completed a community engagement project? This workshop will explore the nuts and bolts of working with community partners from a student’s perspective. A panel discussion of students will explore the challenges and opportunities of community engagement and highlight examples of successful projects and partnerships. Join us for a discussion and learn more about how you can make an impact in your community.


Engaged Faculty Institute
January 8th - 25th, 2021 
Virtual Institute, Asynchronous + Live Zoom
In partnership with Iowa Campus Compact

 

Whether you are new to teaching community-engaged learning courses, or are a community-engagement expert, this Institute provides opportunities for everyone to learn best practices for community engaged teaching and learning. Traditionally offered in-person every spring semester, this year the Institute will be offered both over winter break and in the spring semester through an online, asynchronous format, followed by a synchronous Zoom workshop. The Institute will cover all aspects of teaching a community-engaged course, including:

  • Foundations and critical commitments to community engagement
  • Planning and Facilitation
  • Partnerships and Engagement
  • Learning Outcomes and Reflection
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Defining and Sustaining Community Partnerships
Thursday, November 12th, 2020
3 - 4 pm, virtual meeting via Zoom

 

Community engagement best practices encourage the development of sustained, long-term relationships and partnerships between campus and community. This workshop will explore how faculty and staff build community partnerships through service-learning and engaged research. A panel discussion of faculty, staff and community partners will explore the challenges and opportunities of community engaged teaching and research and provide tips on how to build successful, sustained partnerships.

See recording of event here.

 


Community Engagement for Inclusion and Justice
Thursday, October 15th, 2020
12 - 2 pm, virtual meeting via Zoom

 

hosted by the Office of Community Engagement in partnership with Campus Compact. Emily Shields, Executive Director of Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact, will be co-hosting this event and will be referring to a few texts throughout the training:

See recording of event here.

 

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Previous Workshops & Events

"Writers Unmuffled" hosted by Michaeljulius, a Virtual Student Reading
Thursday, April 29th, 2021
6:30 pm, virtual webinar via Zoom

 

UI Arts Share, a program in the Office of Community Engagement, is presenting a virtual student Reading, Writers Unmuffled, Thursday, April 29th 6:30 p.m. During this Zoom event, five University of Iowa graduate student writers from a variety of genres (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and translation), will each give a five to eight minute reading and will field questions from the Zoom audience. Come join us as these writers allow their imagination to unmask for an evening of thought provoking readings!

 

See recording of this event here.

 


UI Percussion Arts Share Community Concert
Saturday, February 27th, 2021
3:00 pm, virtual via LiveStream

 

Iowa Percussion and the Iowa Steel Band will present a concert titled “All You Need is Love.” Originally a Valentine’s Day Concert, the program was rescheduled because of the late start of the Spring semester due to COVID.

 


"Writers Unmuffled" hosted by Michaeljulius, a Virtual Student Reading
Thursday, February 25th, 2021
7:00 pm, virtual webinar via Zoom

 

UI Arts Share, a program in the Office of Community Engagement, is presenting a virtual student Reading, Writers Unmuffled, Thursday, Feb. 25th 7:00 p.m. During this Zoom event, five University of Iowa graduate student writers from a variety of genres (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and translation), will each give a five to eight minute reading and will field questions from the Zoom audience. Come join us as these writers allow their imagination to unmask for an evening of thought provoking readings!

 

See a recording of this event here.

 


Fellow Talk Margarita BlushFeb, Grant Wood Art Colony
Monday, February 22th, 2021
7:30-8:30 pm, virtual via Zoom

 

My Voice: Creating Original Theatre Inspired by Personal Experiences and Fueled by Societal Issues 

Hosted by the Stanley Museum of Art

https://grantwood.uiowa.edu/event/63036


Writers Unmuffled, a Virtual Student Reading
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
6 - 7 pm, virtual webinar via Zoom

 

UI Arts Share, a program in the Office of Community Engagement, is presenting a virtual student Reading, Writers Unmuffled, Thursday, Nov. 19th 6:00-7:00 p.m. During this Zoom event, six University of Iowa graduate student writers from a variety of genres (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and translation), will each give a five to eight minute reading and will field questions from the Zoom audience. Come join us as these writers allow their imagination to unmask for an evening of thought provoking readings!

See a recording of this event here.